WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Deadpool 2, in theaters now.
Even before entering theaters, audiences knew Deadpool 2 would have some sort of post- or mid-credits sequence, and more than a few fans theorized the sequence would include come level of time-travel shenanigans. After all, Cable is from the future, and we knew he and 'Pool would somehow end up on the same side by the end of the film, if only to set up the incoming X-Force movie.
And, as audiences are finding out this weekend, that theory was correct. However, while time travel does sit at the center of Deadpool 2's crowd pleasing post-movie antics, as CBR learned at the sequel's red carpet event earlier this week, Wade Wilson's post-credits antics were nearly much, much darker.
"Originally it ended with Deadpool killing baby Hitler," screenwriter Rhett Reese told CBR. "At the very, very end of the credits, we had him going and killing an infant version of Hitler."
Though this may sound like exactly the sort of thing Wade Wilson would do if he got his hands on the ability to time-travel, it didn't play the way the film's creators envisioned. Thus, it was cut before filming even started. "[W]e decided that was a little too harsh," Reese explained, clarifying, "not killing Hitler, but killing a baby."
In theaters now, director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.
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